Are you confident in your own skin?

My son Ryan has played Rugby since he could walk – and he’s in the semi’s tomorrow of the U15’s Junior rugby. It’s sudden death. Winner goes through to play finals next week.
He wants to shave his head and get a mohawk.
Mum – me has gone – no freaking way – you can get a ‘mini mohawk – but you cant go the whole hog….
H’e got gorgeous hair – always full of curls and thick – until he got sick of it and has had it short….much to my disdain and sadness!
But today I was driving to work.
This kid has played rugby all his life – it’s what he does, it’s what he loves doing – and tomorrow maybe his last game…
He’s taking a break to concentrate on being a swimmer – he trains 7 times a week, on top of rugby and he got a national qualifying time last year.
He gave up the chance to try out the local metro squad last month as he has grown up so much and he wanted to ensure he didn’t get injured.
So if his team lose tomorrow – that may be it fir him rugby wise.
So driving over this morning – I had a realisation – he’s playing the top team – they haven’t beaten them all season, and it may be his last game – if a mohawk haircut is what he wants to do – then why not – if that’s gonna make him feel like he’s got an edge and he wants to do it – then go for it kid.
H’es going to the barber after school today or tomorrow morning – so we’ll see if he’s all mouth or whether he gets it done – it’s only hair after all
I’ll shed a quiet tear somewhere and hair will grow back in a week or two!
But it got me thinking – a mohawk will make him feel fierce and why the hell not – it may be his last game.
What do we put up with and ‘compromise’ in because we feel we cant do it.
I know when we put on weight, or lose weight – our confidence changes, and that can be reflected in how we dress, hold ourselves, walk and of course our self care.
When we feel we’re not worth it, we maybe don’t dress how we think we should
What’s your thoughts? How can you make yourself feel more confident?


About Saree Hewlett (135 Articles)
Saree has 20 + years as a physio, training in the UK and completing her Masters in Manual Therapy in Perth, UWA. She has integrated Pilates into her practise having trained in the Polestar method and currently owns and runs two Studios in Perth's Northern Suburbs. A previous international Artistic Skater she understands the needs of sports people and also those suffering from chronic pain and reduced function - we all want the same thing - to be the best we can be! She is married with two active young boys!

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